GREENER HASSOCKS & DITCHLING - OCTOBER 2023 NEWSLETTER ISSUED
The latest Greener Hassocks and Ditchling newsletter has been sent out. Take a look at the October 2023 newsletter to find out about our successful launch event, Ditchling Apple Day 2023, our forthcoming AGM and film screening on 30 November, and much more.
SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH FOR GREENER HASSOCKS & DITCHLING
Greener Hassocks and Ditchling was formally launched with a fantastic event in Hassocks last month. Dozens of people came along to find out more and contribute to our plans, and at the same time it was wonderful hearing so much enthusiasm for shaping our community to be sustainable, connected and more resilient.
On the same morning cyclists set off from both Ditchling and Hurst to create a huge bike swam into Hassocks to call on local councils to make cycling safer, and the town centre was also alive with a busy Hassocks Market and our Repair Cafe.
If you didn't make it to the launch, but are interested in getting involved, please come and chat to us at our AGM event on 30 November (details on the Events page) or email us at email@example.com. We can then link you with the relevant project group, (nature and biodiversity, community and events, floods and rivers, families & education and food & local growing) who will let you know when they'll be meeting next.
SOLAR POWER - SUPPORT THE CALL FOR A ROOFTOP REVOLUTION
Did you know that installing rooftop solar panels on new buildings and over car parks alone could generate nearly the same amount of power as 10 nuclear power plants? When rooftops across the country can host so much of the new solar energy we need, why are we not ensuring every suitable roof is being used for solar panels?
Time is running out to take meaningful action on the climate emergency. But we also have a duty to make the best possible use of our finite land and leave space for wildlife and homegrown food.
Countryside charity CPRE is calling on the government to set a new and ambitious target for generating clean and affordable electricity from rooftops across the country. Add your name here.